London and the transatlantic slave trade
|The horror of the slave trade|
Stage 1: Trade with Africa
The ship’s captain then spent many weeks off the African coast trading goods for Africans captured by African slave traders. The process of negotiating the exchange of goods for Africans was very time-consuming. But once the ship was full with many hundreds of Africans and restocked with water and supplies, the captain set sail across the Atlantic.
Stage 2: The 'middle passage'